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Digital Kitchen Scales Testing

if you’re not using a kitchen scale you
probably don’t realize what a
game-changer it is a scale is essential
especially for baking the only way to
guarantee success is to measure dry
ingredients by weight on a scale let me
show you something when we’re not using
a scale we measure flour with the dip
and sweep method even with this method
which is pretty good we’ve learned that
you can get up to 20% difference in the
actual amount of flour measured out 20%
makes a difference too little or too
much flour can make a cake flatten heavy
instead of fluffy tall and tender we use
kitchen scales in all sorts of other
ways that make cooking more reliable and
easier if you portion burgers on a scale
you don’t have to guess if they’re all
the same size and they’ll all cook at
the same rate or you can measure
ingredients right into a bowl on the
scale
pushing the tare button to zero out the
weight of the bowl each time our
longtime favorite is the Aqsa Good Grips
11-pound food scale for 49.95 it’s still
great but newer cheaper models are
coming out all the time we bought 10
price from $12 to $67 they can weigh a
maximum of 9 to 15 pounds then we went
to work we assign scales to test cooks
to use every day for a week we drop the
scales from a height of 2 inches onto
the counter the way you might if you
were putting it away on the Shelf just
to see how tough and durable they are
and we evaluated how easy they were to
use clean and store at first we checked
every scale for accuracy using
calibrated lab weights on multiple
copies of each brand all of them were
accurate but here’s the bad news
half of these scales were so crazy
difficult to operate or so hard to read
and so cumbersome to clean up that we
just can’t recommend them now in the
Test Kitchen we often switch between
grams and ounces particularly if we’re
dividing a recipe or cooking from an
international recipe this should be
simple to do so we ask testers to weigh
5 ounces of flour and before they begin
we set all the scales to grams and ask
the testers to switch them back to
ounces then measure the flour on some of
these scales our testers fumbling around
for ages
the worst one had a tiny toggle on the
underside of the scale underneath the
battery cover we had to look it up in
the manual to find it give me a break on
another scale to switch from grams to
ounces
you had to gently press the on/off
button while the scale powers up if you
miss that tiny little window of time you
have to turn it off and start again
now who thinks this is convenient but
even the basic tasks were difficult on
some of these scales displays were hard
to read buttons had confusing labels and
some of the scales put the display flat
on that weighing platform so half the
time you can’t see it underneath
whatever you’re weighing tip enos is a
problem with the really lightweight
scales they teetered back and forth when
we push the buttons or they slid around
on the counter we really like low flat
stable scales with smooth bottoms not
feet because these stay put and they’re
really easy to store cleanup was a
little tricky we stained all the scales
with mustard tomato paste and oil and
let them sit for 36 hours before washing
them food got trapped in crevices and
water worked its way inside only two of
the scales had removable platforms that
we could take off and really scrub
completely clean the best scale was
still our old winner the Ox oh good
grips 11 pound food scale with pull-out
display for 49.95
and as everything we want it’s accurate
and stable its light-up pullout display
is always easy to read and we love that
it’s platform pops right off to make
cleanup super easy but if $50 is too
much to spend we have a Best Buy it’s
called the O’s re pronto digital
multifunctional kitchen and food scale
for about 12 dollars while it feels a
little lightweight and it doesn’t have
the Oxus removable platform for cleaning
it’s accurate it’s easy to use and it’s
pretty impressive for the money

Digital Kitchen Scale Buyers’ Guide

How to use a food scale?

Start by reading the manual that comes with your food scale, as it can have extra features that you didn’t know about and will let you fully take advantage of what the scale has to offer. Next, zero out your scale. Once the display reads zero, weigh the bowl or the plate you are going to store the food you want to weigh in. Write this number down somewhere, so you can use it later to find out the actual weight of your food. Place the food into the container on the scale and read the weight on the display once it stops changing. From this number, subtract the weight of the bowl or container, and you have your food measurements.

How to reset a digital scale?

In order to get the most accurate measurement reading, you must reset your digital scale before you start using it. Switch your digital scale on, whether it be by plugging it in or by using batteries. All digital scales have a few buttons and one of these will be there for resetting the scale. Usually, you will be able to tell which button it is, but you can always refer to the manual if you are unsure. Press the button; you might have to hold it down for a few seconds until the display shows that it is done. Then, place the calibration weight on your digital scale. The resetting is done once the display shows “0” or “End.”

How much does a gram weigh on a digital scale?

A gram should weigh 1 gram on a scale. If your scale is using other units, a gram will weigh 0.035274 ounces.

How much does an ounce weigh in grams?

An ounce weighs 28.3495 grams.

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Author: Emily Howard

I have about 300 different recipes in my collection, and I try to look for new tastes every week. I love to learn dishes from around the world and pamper my big family with a signature Italian cheese pie and my favorite Ukrainian borsch.